Think you've “seen it all, done it all” when it comes to attending SHOT Show? You may be a SHOT Show veteran, but we promise you'll always have a new experience. In fact, there’s so much new for the 2017 SHOT Show, we’ve created a special interactive forum to help answer questions about it.

Simply visit home page, where you’ll now find a flashing yellow “Questions?” bar on the right side of the page. Give it a click and there you'll find all sorts of inquiries, such as “When will registration open?”, “Do I need an FFL to attend SHOT Show?” and “Are children allowed at the show?” as well as helpful tips provided by NSSF and our show partner ConvExx.

Each inquiry has a minimum of one response from NSSF/ConvExx, but we're also encouraging anyone with knowledge about a subject relating to the show to post their own responses. For instance, for the question “Are children allowed at the show?” you'll see the specific answer from NSSF/ConvExx—”Children under 16 and infants are not allowed in the exhibit halls. Child care is not available.” But if you know of a hotel on the Strip or a childcare or nanny service in the area that’s provided you excellent service in the past, you’ll be able to post that information and help out your fellow SHOT Show colleagues.

The 2017 SHOT Show will be held January 17–20 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. That’s just six months from now, so we encourage everyone to begin making travel and hotel plans to kick off 2017 with the best show of the year, SHOT Show. For more information, visit

Chris Dolnack is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Follow him on Twitter at @ChrisDolnack.